"Then You Look at Me" is a theme song from the movie Bicentennial Man.[1] It was supposed to be released as the second single from Céline Dion's album All the Way... A Decade of Song, on December 11, 1999.[2]

"Then You Look at Me" was written by James Horner and Will Jennings, who wrote for Dion her 1997 hit "My Heart Will Go On".

The Bicentennial Man film, released on December 13, 1999, and starring Robin Williams, became a flop and the single was cancelled. The second reason was that "That's the Way It Is" became a hit and was still strong on the singles charts around the world. However, "Then You Look at Me" was included as a B-side to the "Live (for the One I Love)", The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "I Want You to Need Me" singles. The movie soundtrack also included the song but in a slightly modified version, produced by James Horner and Simon Franglen. The version from Dion's album was produced by David Foster, Horner and Franglen and differs in arrangements and in Dion's interpretation.

The "Then You Look at Me" music video, featuring Dion in a futuristic outfit and set in a robot research facility with clips of the film playing on screens in the background, was directed by Bille Woodruff and released at the end of 1999. It was included on Dion's All the Way... A Decade of Song & VideoDVD in 2001.[3]


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Critical reception[edit]Edit

Michael Paoletta from Billboard highlighted it and called it characteristically "roof-raising, fan-stoking" Dion anthem. [4] Allmusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine said that "this song isn't bad, it just isn't particularly memorable," while comparing to Dion's hits. [5]

Formats and track listings[edit]Edit

Cancelled promotional CD single

  1. "Then You Look at Me" (album version) – 4:09
  2. "Then You Look at Me" (soundtrack version) – 4:22

Official versions[edit]Edit

  1. "Then You Look at Me" (album version) – 4:09
  2. "Then You Look at Me" (soundtrack version) – 4:22

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